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Fayetteville cameras catch hundreds running red lights

Posted July 30, 2015 8:02 a.m. EDT

— In the three weeks at just three intersections, red light cameras in Fayetteville have caught hundreds of drivers trying to beat the light.

Video from the cameras shows car after car speeding through the intersections after the light has turned red. When that happens, the cameras snap a photo of the car and city staff reviews it to see if the driver should be cited.

So far, city officials have mailed 268 tickets that carry a $100 fine. They have 650 photos still waiting for review.

The fines go to pay for camera maintenance and toward the local school budget.

The city plans to add cameras to another five intersections by the end of the year.